David Abrams

University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

3501 Sansom Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

United States

University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School

3641 Locust Walk

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6365

United States

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Scholarly Papers (19)

1.

Do Judges Vary in Their Treatment of Race?

Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 41, No. 2 (June 2012), pp. 347-383, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 11-07
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 02 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 28 Sep 2013
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and University of Chicago
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Criminal law, racial discrimination, race and justice, punishment, sentencing, bias, incarceration rate, sentence length, Monte Carlo simulation, empirical research, forecasting and simulation, accounting for disparities in judicial behavior, law and economics of crime

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Poisoning the Next Apple? The America Invents Act and Individual Inventors

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 65, P. 517, 2013, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 11-29
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 12 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2014
David Abrams and R. Polk Wagner
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School
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Patent, Priority, IP, IP Economics, Patent Economics, Patent Priority, First to File, First to Invent, Canadian Patents

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COVID and Crime: An Early Empirical Look

U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 20-49
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 17 Aug 2020 Last Revised: 04 May 2021
David Abrams
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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Pandemic, criminal, homicide, shootings, robbery, burglary, violent crime, property crime, policing, COVID-19, empirical, race, law and economics, difference-in-difference, public safety, coronavirus

Patent Value and Citations: Creative Destruction or Strategic Disruption?

PIER Working Paper No. 13-065, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 13-23
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 08 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 31 Oct 2019
David Abrams, Ufuk Akcigit and Jillian Grennan
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, University of Chicago - Department of Economics and University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, Institue for Business and Social Impact
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innovation, patents, creative destruction, citations, patent value, industrial competition, intellectual property, entrepreneurship, strategic patenting

Patent Value and Citations: Creative Destruction or Strategic Disruption?

NBER Working Paper No. w19647
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 16 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 09 Mar 2023
David Abrams, Ufuk Akcigit and Jillian Grennan
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, University of Chicago - Department of Economics and University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, Institue for Business and Social Impact
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The Imprisoner’s Dilemma: A Cost-Benefit Approach to Incarceration

Iowa Law Review, Vol. 98, P. 905, 2013, 7th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 16 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2014
David Abrams
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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crime, incarceration, cost-benefit

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A Market for Justice: A First Empirical Look at Third Party Litigation Funding

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, Vol. 15, P. 1075, 2013, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 14-7
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 06 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 31 May 2017
David Abrams and Daniel L. Chen
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and Directeur de Recherche, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Toulouse School of Economics, Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse, University of Toulouse Capitole, Toulouse, France
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Litigation rights, trading, contingency fee, legal services market, comparative, foreign law, maintenance and champerty

Optimal Bail and the Value of Freedom: Evidence from the Philadelphia Bail Experiment

U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 343
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 16 Apr 2008
David Abrams and Chris Rohlfs
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and Syracuse University
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Optimal Bail and the Value of Freedom: Evidence from the Philadelphia Bail Experiment

Economic Inquiry, July 2011, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 11-18
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 07 May 2011 Last Revised: 21 Jun 2011
David Abrams and Chris Rohlfs
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and Syracuse University
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Did TRIPS Spur Innovation? An Empirical Analysis of Patent Duration and Incentives to Innovate

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 157, P. 1613, 2009, University of Pennsylvania Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 09-24
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 07 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2014
David Abrams
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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intellectual property law, empirical legal research, patent law, science and technology, effect of patent duration on innovation, calibration of innovation valuation, elasticity of innovation

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Putting the Trial Penalty on Trial

Duquesne University Law Review, Vol. 51, P. 777, 2013, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 14-2
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 04 Feb 2014
David Abrams
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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Criminal sentencing, statistics, trial outcomes, pleading, deal, outcome, regression, expected sentence, decision making

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The Law and Economics of Stop-and-Frisk

Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, Vol. 46, Pg. 369, 2014, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 15-12
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 07 Oct 2015
David Abrams
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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Law and economics, constitutional law, enforcement, search and seizure, Fourth Amendment, equal protection, racial discrimination, Terry v. Ohio, Floyd v. City of New York, Bailey v. Philadelphia, statistical models and analysis, hit-rates, difference-in-difference, public safety

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Finding Love in the Wreckage: Estimating Spousal Altruism with Data on Fatal Car Accidents

3rd Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Papers
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 12 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 26 Aug 2008
Ilya Beylin, Anup Malani and David Abrams
Seton Hall Law School, University of Chicago - Law School and University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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The Patent Troll: Benign Middleman or Stick-Up Artist?

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2019-51
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 28 Mar 2019
David Abrams, Ufuk Akcigit, Gokhan Oz and Jeremy Pearce
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, University of Chicago - Department of Economics, Analysis Group, Inc. and University of Chicago
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non-practicing entity, NPE, patent assertion entity, PAE, patent troll, innovation, patent litigation

The Patent Troll: Benign Middleman or Stick-Up Artist?

NBER Working Paper No. w25713
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 01 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 05 Apr 2023
David Abrams, Ufuk Akcigit, Gokhan Oz and Jeremy Pearce
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, University of Chicago - Department of Economics, Analysis Group, Inc. and University of Chicago
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The Patent Troll: Benign Middleman or Stick-Up Artist?

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP13620
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 01 Apr 2019
David Abrams, Ufuk Akcigit, Gokhan Oz and Jeremy Pearce
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, University of Chicago - Department of Economics, Analysis Group, Inc. and University of Chicago
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Innovation, Non-practicing entity, NPE, PAE, patent assertion entity, Patent litigation, patent troll

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Understanding High Skill Worker Productivity Using Random Case Assignment in a Public Defender's Office

3rd Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Papers
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 16 Apr 2008
David Abrams and Albert Yoon
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and University of Toronto Faculty of Law
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The Luck of the Draw: Using Random Case Assignment to Investigate Attorney Ability

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 74, No. 4, 2007
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 23 May 2013
David Abrams and Albert Yoon
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and University of Toronto Faculty of Law
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More Guns, More Time: Using Add-On Gun Laws to Estimate the Deterrent Effect of Incarceration on Crime

1st Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 05 Jul 2006
David Abrams
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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deterrence, incarceration, crime, guns

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When in Rome... on Local Norms and Sentencing Decisions

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 18 Apr 2019
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and University of Toulouse 1 - Toulouse School of Economics (TSE)
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sentencing norms, adaptation

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Do Cops Know Who to Stop? Assessing Optimizing Models of Police Behavior with a Natural Experiment

NBER Working Paper No. w31594
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 30 Aug 2023
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania, Department of Economics
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Electoral Sentencing Cycles

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP14049
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 17 Oct 2019 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2019
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, Department of Economics, Sciences Po-CNRS, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and University of Bristol
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Estimating the Deterrent Effect of Incarceration Using Sentencing Enhancements

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Vol. 4, no. 4, p. 32, 2012
Posted: 04 May 2011 Last Revised: 18 Aug 2021
David Abrams
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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Punishment, mandatory minimum sentencing, incarceration, sentence length, enhancement, armed robbery, use of a gun in the commission of a crime, general deterrence, empirical research, forecasting and simulation, ascertaining disparities in criminal behavior, add-ons, add-on gun laws